Home Made Art

Are your walls looking a little empty? Art can be pricey so why not make your own. Here’s a few ideas you can try at home!

These canvases have been created using push pins. Simple idea but very effective.


This love heart was created using corks. Very cute.

Draw your design on each canvas and using a scalpel blade carefully cut out. Making each slightly different is more appealing. Just like these.

This heart was created using pieces of paper cut into triangles and joined together. This is a great idea for teenage rooms, renters or dorm rooms. You can simply blu tac the paper onto the wall for easy removal.

These canvases have been created using gold paper and a hole punch!

Head to your local hardware or paint store and pick up an assortment of paint chips/ paint samples. Using a butterfly hole punch, punch out the paper and arrange your design. Frame it and you’re done!

Scrabble pieces make great art. Either randomly displayed or spelling out your favourite quotes, words or names. Put them in a neat frame and display.

Using nails, wood and string this art creation is actually quite cool.

A great use of lace doilies. This would look cute for the inside of a tray or notebook covers.

Cover a wreath frame in string lights and paper doilies. Great for Christmas or all year round.

Framed branches. A very simple and quick way to jazz up an empty wall. You could even try spray painting them. 

Fringe Yarn Art. Created using a combination of polyester and cotton yarn. A very pretty wall hanging.

Another gorgeous example of coloured paper/ paint chip samples and hole punches. Choose your colours to suit your space. 

So there you have it. A few DIY art creations that won’t blow the budget to have your empty walls looking pretty! 

Photo Credit: www.pinterest.com

Bread in a Jar for Gift Giving (stores up to 1 year!)

2/3 cup shortening
4 eggs
2/3 cup water
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 ½ teaspoons salt
2 2/3 cup sugar
2 cups canned pumpkin
3 ½ cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2/3 cup nuts

Cream shortening and sugar;
beat in eggs, pumpkin, and water.
Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and spices.
Add to pumpkin mixture. Stir in nuts.
Pour mixture into greased wide mouthed pint jars.
Fill ½ full. Bake at 325 for 45 minutes.
When done, remove 1 jar at a time, wipe sealing edge
with paper towl or cloth, and screw cap on tightly.
The heat will vacuum seal the jar
and the bread will keep up to 1 year. Makes 8 pints.

Variations - Substitute for pumpkin any 1 of the following:
2 c. shredded apples or carrots
1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
2 c. apricots
2 c. fresh peaches chopped
1 bag whole cranberries, ground
1 ¾ cup applesauce plus ¼ c. pineapple
2 c. bananas, mashed
2 c. zucchini, shredded

Can we please take a second and appreciate this beautiful hammock setup I just received!? (Finally found my missing package from Xmas in July) Thank you to whomever made this foreverfriendlyferrets (Peakaboo and Slinky the ferrets)! Its freaking amazing I love it. And Niku decided it was a great place to relax, he homed in on it within minutes!


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En  Hilos en Nogada  podrás encontrar los cojines artesanales más hermosos del país: Bordados otomíes, de Tenango, Hueyapan y Pahuatlán están en su bella colección. Viste a tu hogar de México con estas maravillosas creaciones.

Ridiculous Chocolate Bark

Just in case you ran out of Christmas cookies but are still hungry, this is one of the batches of chocolate bark I made this year for Christmas gifts. The inspiration for this candy bark was that I didn’t want to waste a semi failed batch of toffee that ended up with a soft consistency, so I repurposed it into this. This is basically fused chocolate, pretzels and candy, there’s no actual cooking involved, just some melting and cooling back down. It’s ridiculously easy and delicious with the combination of crunchy salty, & sweet. Everyone I gave to to loved it so much. I know Christmas is over, but this is a nice gift for a birthday or any day. Make it for yourself and keep it in the freezer. 

Heat oven to 325. Generously butter a cookie sheet. Sprinkle with semi sweet chocolate chips, store bought pretzels, any toffee or peanut brittle you have, broken up Skorr bars, white chocolate chips, coarsely chopped caramels, and whatever nuts you like. This would be amazing with pistachios. Place the cookie sheet in the oven about 5 minutes, keep an eye on it, and your nose too, to make sure it doesn’t burn. Remove it once you see the first signs of melting about 5 minutes. Set on counter to start cooling.

While it cools, melt 1 bag dark chocolate chips with 1 tablespoon coconut oil for 10 to 30 seconds in the microwave, check every 10 seconds or so to make sure it doesn’t seize up. Place in a squeeze bottle and drizzle it all over the candy and pretzels. This is the fun part. You might want to scrape the bottle at the end to get it all out. Gently lay parchment on top and put the cookie sheet in the freezer to harden. Break apart & serve. Yum!


En  ReCrear  no solo encontrarás hermosas prendas textiles para vestir, también hallarás piezas bellísimas para tu hogar; cada una de ellas realizada por manos mexicanas para hacer de tu casa un lugar maravilloso. ¡Síguelos!